Life Strategies

How to Write Emails That Actually Get Answered

Email: It’s the thing we love to hate… or at least complain about. But it’s also the key to new opportunities. “Emails matter because they’re how doors open and close all day long,” says Danny Rubin, author of Wait, How Do I Write This Email? Whether you’re looking for a new job or reconnecting with an old boss, networking experts share exactly what to write (and not to write) to get the response you’re hoping for.

Why It’s Okay to Dream of Escaping Your Everyday Life

Ever close your eyes and imagine another life, free of commitments, aggravations…and maybe your own family? Janelle Brown unpacks the escapist fantasies we devour in books but rarely talk about out loud.

11 Common Phrases You’re Probably Getting Wrong

It's time to nip these misused phrases in the bud, once and for all. 

The Unbelievable (Real-Life!) Rude Things People Say to Pregnant Women

If you thought people could be nosy, rude, and disrespectful before, just wait until you have a pregnant belly for them to comment on. All bets are off as complete strangers (not to mention mothers, mothers-in-law, and friends) decide it is their duty to pass judgment on your stomach, your choices, and every last personal detail of your previously private life.

5 (Polite!) Ways to Get a Loved One to Mind Their Own Business

Because “Mind your own beeswax” expired when you were 12.

How to Be a Good Boss at Home

Hiring someone to look after your kids, do the cleaning, or take care of an aging relative gives you freedom and peace of mind, but the intimate nature of the relationship can make things tricky. Here, a concise guide to getting it right.